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Healthy Holiday Treats for your Teeth

Maintaining the teeth and gums in good condition is not only essential in keeping a presentable, pleasant appearance, but also when it comes to preserving one's general health and wellness. However, statistics have shown that cases of tooth decay and gum disease have been rampant globally-an indication that oral health has yet to be taken more seriously.

The not-so-secret regimen is of course this: regular brushing of teeth, flossing, and dental consultations. But what's commonly forgotten by most people is that diet is also an important factor in keeping the teeth and gums healthy. Yes, what's in the fridge is just as important in what's by the bathroom sink when it comes to oral health!

Teeth's the season to be jolly! We've listed five creative recipes that you can enjoy over the holidays-without getting a toothache, of course.

Jan

23

5 AMAZING BENEFITS OF SMILING YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Smile! It’s easy and it’s free.

Smile is the universal language of happiness and light heartedness. Two people with different languages can communicate only through smiling. It is your outlet of positive and good energy, you way of showing your joy or pleasure. It is yours. Show it!

If you are the type of person whose smile is worth a piece of gold, it's about time you learn about the five (5) amazing benefits of flashing that gorgeous smile:

  • Smile relieves stress – According to a research, smiling, even under stress and extreme pressure, can help you feel better as it reduces stress-enhancing hormones and increases mood-enhancing hormones. When you smile, it sends a message to your brain that you're happy, allowing the release of more feel-good hormones.
  • Smiles are contagious – A smile creates another smile so don’t stop giving them away. Always give yourself a smile - your family, friends and even strangers! Smiling at strangers creates a happy mood. Let’s check to see if you get those smiles back. If this world will be filled with smiles, how can there be sorrow for anyone?
  • Smile multiplies friends – Who doesn’t want to be with a happy person? If the people you are surrounded with are full of energy and enthusiasm, then you too will feel happy, vibrant and driven. Smiling allows other people to feel comfortable having you around. It can create wonderful friendships and build stronger relationships.
  • Smile makes you attractive – When you smile, you bring people closer to you. When you don’t, you push them away. There’s a strong physical attraction factor associated with smiling. A smile is inviting someone into your circle. So if you want to be the type of person everyone wants to be hanging around all the time, show that pearly white teeth and healthy gums as often as possible!
  • Smile boosts your immune system – Laughter is the best medicine. Smiling is a natural drug.
  • The act of smiling actually helps the human immune system to function more effectively. When you smile, the immune function improves because you are more relaxed. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together, these three neurotransmitters make us feel good from head to toe. Not only do these natural chemicals elevate your mood, but they also relax your body and reduce physical pain.

Did you see how beneficial smiling is to you and your body? There are countless reasons why you should be smiling today. You are alive. You are conscious. It's never too late to feel good about yourself and your life!